Stable families and parenting
We’re taking a two-generation approach to helping our kids succeed.
We’re focusing on long-term strategies that give kids and families in the region a stable foundation to build on for the future. This two-generation approach addresses opportunities and needs of both children and the adults in their lives together.
We recognize families come in all different shapes and sizes, and different generations are interconnected. We support targeted efforts that respond to the diverse needs of families through integrated, systemic approaches.
“Part of what kids need to be successful in life is for their parents to be supported.”
SWIF Vice President of Community Impact Nancy Fasching
Willmar was the first southwest Minnesota community to pilot the Child Guide Program in 1996 with our help. Today each elementary school in the Willmar School District has a Child Guide who links kids and volunteers, kids and activities and kids and resources, ensuring all children have what they need for healthy growth.Read the Story